Simple Homemade Peach Syrup

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Add peach syrup to iced tea to instantly turn it into a deliciously refreshing peach iced tea. Just 3 ingredients is all that’s needed to flavor your drinks with pure peach flavor.

Straining peach puree into a glass container.

Recipe Highlights

  • Peach syrup is a peach flavored simple syrup made with fresh peaches, sugar, and water. It’s easy to make at home on the stovetop.
  • Use homemade peach syrup to flavor and sweeten hot and iced tea. Always use simple syrup in iced teas since it stirs easily into a cold drink, unlike sugar which will just sink down to the bottom of the cup.
  • The recipe makes a cup of syrup, which can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week.
  • This recipe doesn’t use as much sugar as regular simple syrup since peaches are naturally sweet but taste just as good!

Syrups are an easy way to sweeten and flavor iced tea. Try making my mint syrup, vanilla syrup, brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon syrup. See all homemade simple syrups.

Ingredient Notes

Peach syrup ingredients.
  • Peaches
    Fresh peaches are ideal but frozen peaches can be used, but they never seem as sweet as the fresh.
  • Sugar
    Any kind of sugar can be used but regular white sugar was used to make this peach syrup. The finer the sugar, the quicker it’ll dissolve into the water on the stovetop so it’ll take longer if you’re using turbinado sugar.
  • Water
    Use filtered water for a better quality syrup.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this syrup. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Blend diced peaches and water in a mini blender.
    Peaches are diced so it blends quickly and evenly to make peach puree.
  2. Heat peach puree and sugar on the stovetop.
  3. Strain peach syrup. Let cool.

Expert Tips

  • The recipe makes a cup of peach syrup. Use 4 tablespoons of syrup to flavor and sweeten a cup of iced tea.
  • This simple syrup will keep for 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Aside from adding it to iced tea to make peach iced tea, add peach syrup to sparkling water to make a simple sparkling peach soda. Also try adding peach syrup into lemonade to make peach lemonade.

Questions You May Have

What’s the best way to strain the peach syrup?

Place a mesh strainer on top of a container and pour the sweetened peach puree into the strainer. You may need to use a spoon to move the puree around the mesh strainer if it gets clogged.

Do I need to blend the peaches first?

Instead of blending the peaches in a mini blender, cut them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan. Cook on the stovetop 10 minutes longer than stated on the recipe. I puree the peaches to shorten the cooking time on the stove.

Can I use frozen peaches?

You can, but fresh peaches are easier to work with and are more flavorful than frozen.

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Simple Peach Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Deliciously sweet peach simple syrup to flavor iced tea!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Yield4 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

  • cup water
  • cup diced peaches
  • ¼ cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Blend diced peaches and water in a mini blender.
    Peaches are diced so it blends quickly and evenly to make peach puree.
  • Heat peach puree and sugar on the stovetop.
  • Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    Place a mesh strainer on top of a container and pour the sweetened peach puree into the strainer. You may need to use a spoon to move the puree around the mesh strainer if it gets clogged.
    The syrup will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

NOTES

  • The recipe makes a cup of peach syrup. Use 4 tablespoons of syrup to flavor and sweeten a cup of iced tea.
  • Instead of blending the peaches in a mini blender, cut them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan. Cook on the stovetop 10 minutes longer than stated on the recipe. I puree the peaches to shorten the cooking time on the stove.
  • Fresh peaches are ideal but frozen peaches can be used, but they never seem as sweet as the fresh.
  • Any kind of sugar can be used but regular white sugar was used to make this peach syrup. The finer the sugar, the quicker it’ll dissolve into the water on the stovetop so it’ll take longer if you’re using turbinado sugar.
  • This simple syrup will keep for 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Aside from adding it to iced tea to make peach iced tea, add peach syrup to sparkling water to make a simple sparkling peach soda. Also try adding peach syrup into lemonade to make peach lemonade.
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